Dr Matthew Lockwood gives his view on the role lobbying by big energy firms played in the breakdown of the system. He argues that new ways of making energy policy are essential if the UK is serious about reaching its net-zero goal.
How can the sector promote trust, fairness and legitimacy at the same time as tackling the urgent transformations linked to the net-zero journey and technological advances? A panel including Ofwat’s Jonson Cox, Lord Deben, Northern Powergrid CEO Phil Jones and Michael Lewis of Eon, gave their view as part of the New Deal for Utilities debate
The absence of a clear policy, regulatory and market framework is making it difficult to scale up low-carbon technologies such as heat pumps and drive down costs, BEAMA has warned. The trade body for manufacturers and providers of energy infrastructure has released a new report outlining the changes it considers necessary to achieve the government’s 2050 net-zero target.
Energy Networks Association’s Open Networks Project, which has been engaging with industry to power towards a smarter, low-carbon energy system, has reached some key milestones, says ENA's head of innovation, Randolph Brazier
Energy efficiency projects are “not yet ready” to compete in the capacity market, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has concluded based on the findings from a multi-year pilot scheme.
Discussions about the energy system's 11 industry codes have been building towards a consensus that they could simplified. However, any change is now wrapped up in the over-arching subject of climate change, and that could change everything, Suzanne Heneghan says.
Utility Week's policy correspondent, David Blackman, gives his view on Sir David Attenborough's appearance at the House of Commons this week, and asks whether the words of such an influential figure might add an air of urgency to the political agenda around climate change
UK Power Networks has awarded contracts worth £450,000 to six companies as part of its second tender for flexibility services.